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The hidden costs of breastfeeding

WASHINGTON, DC, April 26, 2012 — Pediatricians and other breastfeeding advocates often encourage new mothers to breastfeed their babies for at least the first six months of their infants’ lives based on the purported health benefits to both mothers and children. Many breastfeeding proponents also argue that breastfeeding has financial advantages over formula-feeding—breastfeeding is free,… Continue Reading

Autism Awareness: Moving Beyond Awareness Into Action and Promise

Autism Awareness Month Almost Over, Now What? I have this idea. It goes something like this: we participate in an awareness campaign (like this one for Autism Awareness) and it gives us a sense of purpose, a sense of healing, and even, maybe, a sense of achievement — we did something. There’s something inherent in… Continue Reading

#Autism: When teachers are the bullies

I wanted to share this video with you all. This video is by a man named Stuart Chaifetz and is in response to to his son Akian being bullied by his teachers at school. This is so important to watch because Stuart is making this public in order to shine the spotlight on what is happening… Continue Reading

asking for help – Overcoming Fear

I am in a class right now on Leadership Development. The facilitator said the most profound thing.  Overcoming fear to ask for help is the biggest obstacle in leadership development that you will ever surmount.  No one is an expert in all things. The key is to know when the moment arrives that it is… Continue Reading

Parental responsibility? Apparently there isn’t an app for that either.

I guess it had to happen sooner or later. A group of parents who can’t seem to take responsibility for their own behavior is suing Apple, alleging that iPhone and iPad apps are too addictive. According to court documents, Apples games are: “Highly addictive, designed deliberately to be so, and tend to compel children playing them to… Continue Reading

Our Battle Field: Part Three: Bullying taken to a whole new level

I’m not sure if it’s the unseasonably warm weather (although it’s been admittedly on again off again) or if it’s something in the air, but something has been causing the citizens of our fair Cheerioville – especially in my neighborhood – to act especially crazy lately. I mean, we are talking about a whole new level… Continue Reading

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Give-A-Way 04/21/2012-04/27/2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Give-A-Way 04/21/2012-04/27/2012 I have partnered with Samsung Mobile in order to bring you this fantastic give-a-way. This give-a-way is for a Brand New, 16GB WiFi Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. If you are unfamiliar with the Samsung Galaxy line of devices, you can learn about them here. They are widely considered the best… Continue Reading

Our Battle Field: Part 3.5: Bullying, a letter to my local grade school principal

Dear Principal of Nearby Elementary, I’m keeping your identity and school name private as a means to protect the students of your school. Based on what I witnessed yesterday, both with my eyes and during my brief phone conversation with your secretary, I feel that someone really should think about protecting them. Clearly, it isn’t… Continue Reading

Locks, locks, who has the locks?

Well our new locks arrived today.  10 locks shiny in their packages.  all keyed alike. Now we have one less thing for worry.  What food will we find in his room today? If you need to order padlocks, I strongly recommend that you order from http://www.padlocks4less.com Why?  Service.  I ordered the locks on Tuesday.  (After… Continue Reading